12 Jun Ami Doshi Shah’s ‘Salt of the Earth’ Series is Simply Stunning
Kenyan based jewellery designer Ami Doshi Shah released the lookbook for her latest collection and we are completely fascinated by the brand’s design aesthetic. Trained as a jeweller and silversmith, after acquiring a BA in Jewellery and Silversmithing from the Birmingham School of Art & Design in the UK in 2001 and receiving ‘The Goldsmiths’ Award for Best Design (Apprentice trainee) in thesame year, she proceeded to complete jewellery apprenticeship programmes in Mumbai and Jaipur, India and in 2013 launched her eponymous jewellery brand Ami Doshi Shah.
The designer’s fascination for Kenya’s natural beauty is a major source of inspiration behind her brand design aesthetics. Employing strong technical prowess and using elements and materials sourced locally, she brings her powerful creative contemporary designs that boasts of deep cultural influences.
Talking about the latest collection ‘Salt of the Earth’ the brand posits that the collection “examines the concept of power and submission through the talismanic properties of jewellery and adornment. Exploring the complex historical, political and chemical properties of salt, the collection forms part of a conceptual installation at Somerset House during London Fashion Week 2019.
The pieces look at salt’s ability to poison, erode and decay using the process of patina and conversely the material’s ability to create, rejuvenate and give life – the literal and physical manifestation – crystallization.” The brand says.
See editorial credits and more pictures from the lookbook below.
Photography | @themaganga
Model | @adhel_bol
Creative Direction |@sunnydolat
MUA | @sinittaakello